Wireless phone chargers have been around for a while and the obvious place to introduce them is in motorcycles.
It is a nuisance having to plug in cables for a phone, plus it is difficult tucking the cables away.
Several car companies, including Audi, BMW, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen, have already introduced the technology. It consists of a wireless charger that looks like a rubber mat stored in the glovebox, centre console or special storage space. They are compatible with a range of devices such as iPhone and some android phones.
We already have some wireless technologies in bikes that work pretty well such as Bluetooth, touch-screens and voice recognition. The next logical step is wireless charging.
It would be eminently suitable in big tourers, but in any size bike that has a glovebox or small storage area.
The device would not add a great amount to the bike in size, weight or price, but would be a great selling tool for the manufacturer.
BMW would be expected to be the first motorcycle company to introduce it given they already have it in some of their cars. Ducati, which is owned by Audi, may not be far behind.